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MasterMind free pdf No fictional character is more renowned for his powers of thought and observation than Sherlock Holmes. But is his extraordinary intellect merely a gift of fiction, or can we learn to cultivate these abilities ourselves, to improve our lives at work and at home?
We can, says psychologist and journalist Maria Konnikova, and in "Mastermind" she shows us how. Beginning with the "brain attic"--Holmes's metaphor for how we store information and organize knowledge--Konnikova unpacks the mental strategies that lead to clearer thinking and deeper insights. Drawing on twenty-first-century neuroscience and psychology, "Mastermind" explores Holmes's unique methods of ever-present mindfulness, astute observation, and logical deduction. In doing so, it shows how each of us, with some self-awareness and a little practice, can employ these same methods to sharpen our perceptions, solve difficult problems, and enhance our creative powers. For Holmes aficionados and casual readers alike, Konnikova reveals how the world's most keen-eyed detective can serve as an unparalleled guide to upgrading the mind.

About Maria Konnikova

Maria Konnikova s articles have appeared online and in print in the "New Yorker," the "Atlantic," the "New York Times, Slate, " the" New Republic, " the "Paris Review, " the "Wall Street Journal, Salon, " the "Boston Globe, "the "Observer, "the "Scientific American MIND, WIRED, "and the "Scientific American," among numerous other publications. Maria blogs regularly for the "New Yorker" and formerly wrote the Literally Psyched column for the "Scientific American" and the popular psychology blog Artful Choice for Big Think. She graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University, where she studied psychology, creative writing, and government, and received her Ph.D. in Psychology from Columbia University."

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Author : Maria Konnikova
Publisher : Viking Books
Data Published : 03 January 2013
ISBN : 0670026573
EAN : 9780670026579
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 288 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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